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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145817
Last updated: 16 May 2020
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Date:15-OCT-1956
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR21 (S-55)
Owner/operator:848 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WV194
C/n / msn: 55-285
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Seremban in Negri Sembilan -   Malaysia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Sembawang
Destination airport:Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
Narrative:
Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-285, delivered to US Navy as HRS-2, BuAer 130187, 28 October 1952. Supplied 20 November 1952 under MADP (Military Assistance Development Program) to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV194. Issued to 848 Squadron Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm.

Written off (damaged beycond economic repair) when struck trees on take off and sank back into the Malayan jungle at Seremban in Negri Sembilan on 15 October 1956. Returned to the UK for ground instruction; thought to have been converted to a simulator by Westlands.

Sources:

1. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/24029/_
2. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?query=&filters%5BcollectionString%5D%5BHELICOPTER%20OPERATIONS%20%28MALAYA%20EMERGENCY%29%20ASSOCIATION%5D=on

3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries14.htm]
5. http://www.colonialfilm.org.uk/node/5189


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-May-2012 16:01 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Aug-2012 08:45 Nepa Updated [Operator]
13-Sep-2013 09:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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